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Episode 132 - Steve Menzies

May 16, 2019

 

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In this podcast

1:57 – Welcome Steve Menzies

2:58 – How he became Beaver

4:24 – The Manly cult heroes

4:51 – His grandfather Mackie Campbell playing in Manly’s first ever game

6:50 – Not making the Harold Matthews team

7:48 – Where his speed comes from

9:21 – How he started wearing the head gear

12:29 – Living in the same house as Dan Carter in France

13:10 – Nearly signing with the North Sydney Bears

18:15 – Narrabeen High School and the Australian Schoolboys

19:02 – His first job packing boxes at Avon

20:36 – Pathways to first grade

21:54 – Presidents Cup & coming through with Hoppa & Nik Kosef

23:00 – Old school training coming through the ranks

24:24 – Transitioning to the real world after footy

26:30 – Getting in amazing shape with Men’s Health.

28:50 – First grade debut against the Brisbane Broncos

30:02 – Getting the call up for the 1994 Kangaroo Tour

32:21 – Rooming on tour with Bradley Clyde

34:45 – 1996 and crushing the Sharks 24 nil in the major semi finals

36:16 – The greatest back row of Kosef, Gartner and Menzies

39:09 – Urban myths of Cliff Lyons

41:21 – Rep footy in 1995 without Super League players

43:30 – Matthew Ridge and missed kick to win the World Cup Semi

44:25 – Super League & massive contracts

48:40 – Dealing with disappointments

49:59 – Nearly moving to the Roosters & Eels

50:55 – Leaving his beloved Manly

51:55 – The fairy-tale finish

53:50 – The feeling of winning the grand final in 1996 vs 2008

54:58 – Toughest opponent

55:45 – Funniest team mate

56:43 – Favourite ground outside of Brookie

58:26 – 5 people he would invite to a private dinner party

 

 

 

STEVE MENZIES

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Steve Menzies is a legend of the NRL which included 533 first grade games across the NRL and English Super League. A club icon at the Manly Sea Eagles he played 280 games, scoring 151 trys and holding the record as the greatest try scoring forward in premiership history. He played in 5 grand finals with two wins in 1996 and 2008. His representative career includes 20 State of Origins for NSW and 15 tests for Australia including the Kangaroo Tour of 1994.

 

 

 

 

Related Episodes - Episode 107: Jamie Lyon | Episode 120: Anthony Minichiello 

Episode 127: George Rose | Episode 128: Danny Buderus 

 

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